Stage Collapses at BluesFest

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

OTTAWA (AP) -- The main stage at Ottawa Bluesfest collapsed Sunday night during a Cheap Trick concert as a severe thunderstorm sent thousands of people running for cover. Bluesfest said there were no serious injuries.

Bluesfest official Joe Reilly said one person suffered a broken leg, the Vancouver Sun reported.

The members of Cheap Trick were performing at the time, but they got off the stage safely.

Environment Canada had a thunderstorm warning in effect for Ottawa, saying winds were expected to reach 56 mph (90 kph).

The Bluesfest grounds is almost a football field in size.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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